Sunday, May 11, 2008

No Longer Accepting What Was Previously Tolerated

The title of this blog entry came to me earlier this morning and it is still ringing within my spirit.

Time is one of the most precious resources that we have given to us by God and to see others willingly waste your time should upset you both in the moment and whenever you take the time to evaluate your relationships. Even when we waste our own time, we should not allow it to continue when we finally wake up to our own errors.

As a minister that just celebrated my 12th ministerial anniversary, I find myself listening to God this month especially for an evaluation of where I've been, what I am doing, and where I should be heading.

Too many people are saying these days "I gotta do what I gotta do" while I am hearing that "I gotta do what God tells me to".

Courage is the keyword for this month and too many Christians are vessels of fear and not faith.

Courage is the wall separating knowledge from understanding and understanding from wisdom.

To know what to do is one thing, but courage is the required ingredient in order to put the right things in motion. Stepping out in faith never occurs without courage being present.

Knowing that change is desired and needed is no longer good enough. We must demonstrate our faith in courage and not fear.

Cowardly fear will always be the gravity that separates our potential from what is actually experienced.

So we, you, and I must walk by faith and not by sight for without faith, it is impossible to please God.

To live otherwise places the blood of the souls of both the touched and unreached on our hands and we will not be able to take pride in what we have not done when we were empowered and equipped to be the critical difference in their lives.